Decisions

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the council’s decision making bodies.

Alternatively you can visit the officer decisions page for information on officer delegated decisions that have been taken by council officers.

Decisions published

16/01/2020 - Application for Discretionary Disabled Facilities Loan Assistance (HO000L) ref: 1326    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Housing

Made at meeting: 16/01/2020 - Cabinet Member - Housing

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 16/01/2020


14/01/2020 - Stephenson Memorial Hall Refurbishment Options Procurement (G000L and G560L) ref: 1325    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Town Centres and Visitor Economy

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Cabinet Member for Town Centres and Visitor Economy

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 20/01/2020


14/01/2020 - The Arvato Public Private Partnership ref: 1320    Recommendations Approved

Delivery of services at the end of the Council's Public Private Partnership with Arvato

Decision Maker: Joint Cabinet and Employment & General Committee

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Joint Cabinet and Employment & General Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 20/01/2020

Decision:

*RESOLVED –

 

1.   That the transition of Arvato services to in-house service delivery at the end of the contractual arrangement on 18 October, 2020 be approved.

 

2.   That a letter be issued to Arvato and their subcontractor Kier, confirming that the existing partnership arrangement will not be extended.

 

3.   That the Assistant Director – Customers, Commissioning and Change, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Business Transformation and Customers and the Executive Director, be granted delegated authority to make arrangements to secure a robust transition of services.

 

4.   That the Assistant Director – Customers, Commissioning and Change, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Business Transformation and Customers and the Executive Director, be granted delegated authority to finalise the contractual agreement with Derbyshire Dales District Council to deliver a shared service delivery model for Revenues and Benefits service from 18 October, 2020.

 

REASONS FOR DECISIONS

 

To enable the Council to implement the conclusions of the contractual review to bring services back in house. The recommendations will enable a shared service arrangement with Derbyshire Dales District Council, resulting in efficient utilisation of resources for both Local Authorities.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel O'Neil


14/01/2020 - Collection Fund Revised Estimates 2019/20 ref: 1315    Recommendations Approved

To agree the revised estimate of the surplus or deficit on the Collection Fund for 2019/20 so that it can be shared amongst the major precepting authorities in 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 20/01/2020

Decision:

*RESOLVED –

 

That the estimated surplus on the Council Tax Collection Fund of £940,939 be agreed and allocated to the major precepting authorities as outlined in Appendix A of the officer’s report.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

To fulfil a statutory requirement and to feed into the budget setting process for 2020/21.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Staniforth


14/01/2020 - Annual Housing Revenue Account (HRA) rent and service charge setting review ref: 1316    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 20/01/2020

Decision:

*RESOLVED –

 

1.   That, for 2020/21, individual social rents be set based on the current National Social Rent Policy, giving a rent increase of 2.7% with effect from 6 April, 2020.

 

2.   That, for 2020/21 and onwards, where a social rent property is re-let to a new or transferring tenant the rent level be increased to the target rent for that property.

 

3.   That, for 2020/21, individual affordable rents be set based on the current National Social Rent Policy giving a cash rent increase of 2.7% with effect from 6 April, 2020.

 

4.   That, for 2020/21 and onwards, where an affordable rent property is re-let to a new or transferring tenant the rent level be set by reference to 80% of the market rent (including service charges where applicable) for a similar property at the time of re-letting or the formula rent for the property, whichever is the greater.

 

5.   That the service charges be increased as set out in Appendix A of the officer’s report.

 

REASON FOR DECISIONS

 

1.   To enable the council to set the level of council house rents in accordance with Government guidelines and the Rent Standard.

 

2.   To enable the council to set service charges for 2020/21 and ensure that the cost of delivering services continues to break even.

 

3.   To contribute to the council’s corporate priority ‘to improve the quality of life for local people’.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James Crouch


08/01/2020 - Minutes ref: 1319    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee - Group 1

Made at meeting: 08/01/2020 - Licensing Committee - Group 1

Decision published: 13/01/2020

Effective from: 08/01/2020

Decision:

Minutes of the Licensing Committee meetings held on 2 January, 2019 and 9 January, 2019 were signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 


08/01/2020 - Review Pizza Royal Premise License Report (LC200) ref: 1324    Recommendations Approved

Review Report

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee - Group 1

Made at meeting: 08/01/2020 - Licensing Committee - Group 1

Decision published: 13/01/2020

Effective from: 08/01/2020

Decision:

*That the review of the Premises License of Pizza Royal, 1 Holywell Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7SA be adjourned. The Police visited the premises and found that a new CCTV had been installed. The adjournment enables the police to verify that the new system can accommodate the full 28 day period of images stipulated in the premises licence condition.

Lead officer: Meredith Ezard


08/01/2020 - Apologies for Absence ref: 1318    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee - Group 1

Made at meeting: 08/01/2020 - Licensing Committee - Group 1

Decision published: 13/01/2020

Effective from: 08/01/2020

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Bellamy and Councillor Perkins.


10/01/2020 - Land to the rear of 61 Calow Lane, Hasland, Chesterfield (G260L) ref: 1322    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Made at meeting: 10/01/2020 - Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 10/01/2020


10/01/2020 - Land adjacent to 1 Branton Close, Boythorpe, Chesterfield (G260L) ref: 1321    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Made at meeting: 10/01/2020 - Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 10/01/2020


10/01/2020 - Land to the rear of 73a Sheffield Road, Chesterfield (G260L) ref: 1323    Recommendations Approved

Release of restrictive covenant

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Made at meeting: 10/01/2020 - Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 10/01/2020

Wards affected: St. Helen's;

Lead officer: Linda Martin


08/01/2020 - Declarations of Members' and Officers' Interests relating to items on the agenda ref: 1317    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee - Group 1

Made at meeting: 08/01/2020 - Licensing Committee - Group 1

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 08/01/2020

Decision:

No declarations of interest were received.


21/11/2019 - Deputy Leader - More Environmentally Friendly Council - Appendix 1 ref: 1287    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Overview and Performance Scrutiny Forum

Made at meeting: 21/11/2019 - Overview and Performance Scrutiny Forum

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 21/11/2019


23/12/2019 - New Build Housing Acquisitions - Thornfield Mews ref: 1314    Recommendations Approved

The Thornfield Mews development at Canal Wharf was identified as being at risk of stalling. A number of options were considered to ensure that the development continued. This included the purchase of two properties already nearing completion (a separate officer decision has been submitted for this) but in order to ensure all phases of the development took place and sufficient RTB 141 expenditure was spent the Housing Service explored the opportunity to buy all six properties that make up phase 1B of the development. The purchase of these properties will provide the developer with the capital to build out Phase 2 of the development.
Rather than buying “off plan” in the usual way, CBC will purchase the undeveloped / partially developed land and the developer will enter into a development Agreement to build the houses. In practical terms this is the same as the developer building the house and CBC buying it off him, but it helps with cashflow and allows CBC to fund the development in stages whilst CBCs investment is protected as it has title to the land.
This approach has been checked by the Monitoring Officer who advised:
'In the circumstances I consider that the existing authority to purchase is sufficient.'
The existing authority referred to is that under the Housing Acquisitions Policy.
The price agreed for all six properties is £1,054,320m (@£175K each).
The properties have been run through the Strategic Acquisitions Calculator and are cost effective.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Housing

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 23/12/2019

Decision:

Option 1 - To purchase the land and enter into a development agreement for the six properties comprising Phase 1B of the Thornfield Mews Development. This will ensure that the developer has the capital to complete phase 2 of the development and increase housing development numbers in the Borough.
The need to ensure that RTB141 receipts are spent before March 2020 and there is not any requirement to return monies to Government. The risk in delaying to find alternative scheme could put the money at risk.

Lead officer: Liz Cook


03/01/2020 - Exclusion of Public ref: 1312    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee - Group 3

Made at meeting: 03/01/2020 - Licensing Committee - Group 3

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 03/01/2020

Decision:

That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act and under 14(2) of The Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005.


03/01/2020 - Apologies for Absence ref: 1311    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee - Group 3

Made at meeting: 03/01/2020 - Licensing Committee - Group 3

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 03/01/2020

Decision:

Councillors Bagshaw, Flood and Perkins.


03/01/2020 - Declarations of Members' and Officers' Interests relating to items on the agenda ref: 1310    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee - Group 3

Made at meeting: 03/01/2020 - Licensing Committee - Group 3

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 03/01/2020

Decision:

None


03/01/2020 - Beetwell Fried Chicken Premise License Application (LC170) ref: 1313    For Determination

To hear and decide on the new premises license application for Beetwell Fried Chicken following objections being made by the Responsible Authorities

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee - Group 3

Made at meeting: 03/01/2020 - Licensing Committee - Group 3

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 03/01/2020

Lead officer: Meredith Ezard